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Boston Weather: 41.0°F | Partly Cloudy

Weather: Return to Winter

By Nikki PrivÉ
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- A low pressure system will sweep through Boston today, bringing rain and strong gusty winds with it. The warm front associated with this system will keep temperatures mild during the day, with highs into the 40s F (7°C). The cold front will pass by later in the evening, bringing a return to the cold, dry weather that has been prevalent for the past few weeks. The remainder of the week will see highs around 30°F (-1°C) and overnight lows in the teens. Clear skies will dominate until Friday, when another period of unsettled weather is possible.

If you thought that last month was a bit chilly, you were correct. The average monthly high temperature for January was 6.1°F colder than normal, with 18 days having a high temperature below freezing. Snowfall, however, was also considerably below normal, with only 4.2 inches of snow recorded at Logan airport, much less than the average January snowfall of 13.3 inches.

Extended Forecast

Today: Rainy and windy, with gusts up to 30 mph possible this afternoon. Highs around 45°F (7°C).

Tonight: Rain ending with clearing skies, lows in the upper 20s F (-2°C).

Wednesday: Mostly sunny and continued windy, highs around 32°F (0°C). Overnight lows near 15°F (-9°C).

Thursday: Cloudy with possibility of snow, highs near 30°F (-1°C).

Friday: Chance of snow, highs in the mid 20s F (-4°C).